This Is Not What Sex Positivity Looks Like: The 'Two Night Stand' Trailer
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This Is Not What Sex Positivity Looks Like: The 'Two Night Stand' Trailer

By Emily Chambers | Videos | August 11, 2014 | Comments ()


Is it just me, or does it seem like Two Night Stand is what old people think young people sex is like? Because it seems a lot like someone tried to write a hip, sex positive rom- com and failed miserably. “Twenty somethings having NSA sex!” “Young people using the internet for booty calls!” “We’re so with it!” Or is this actually what young people sex is like now, and I’m too old to know that anymore? Just watch.

It’s weird right? Are there dating sites that ask you to check if you’re into “role playing” and “fetishes”? I know there are sites where you can specify if you’re looking for a hookup vs relationship, but do you have to submit to a sexual deposition first?

Or the part where he says they can be honest with each other which somehow translates into being cruel? And that being cruel is the only way to discuss the sex that you were just having? Couldn’t she have said, “Hey, please stop humping me like you’re drilling for oil” while he was drilling for oil? After he gets done saying “You started helping yourself a little bit,” do you think he followed it up with “And that’s awesome because you deserve to get yours”?

Mostly I’m confused by the premise of the movie itself. Not the “we seemingly hate each other, but have to interact until we’re in love” plot device. I’m talking about the idea that a one-night stand can turn into a relationship. Is that a novelty? Everyone knows someone who’s done that, right? Because even if you think you don’t know a couple that started like this, you probably do.

And more importantly, movie makers, if you don’t know a couple that started with a one night stand, don’t write a movie about one.

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